If you go outside tonight at about eight o’clock you should be able to see four heavenly bodies.

In the East you will see the full Moon and to its left you should see an orange dot that is Mars. In the West you should see two very bright “stars”; the lower of the two is Venus and the upper Jupiter. If you have a pair of binoculars you may be able to see Jupiter’s moons. You can also see the details on our Moon with binoculars but be careful because it is very bright.

It is quite remarkable to have so many planets visible so early in the evening.

If we are really lucky later in the night we may see some aurora from the solar storm.

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